Mas­ter Mariner; STCW; Watch­keep­ing Offi­cer & Engi­neer­ing; Radio-​Technical; and Cargo Man­age­ment Training


Founded in 1813, Aboa Mare (for­merly Syd­vast Mar­itime) has long tra­di­tions in Mar­itime Edu­ca­tion in Turku. Today Aboa Mare trains Mas­ter Mariners and Marine Engi­neers at Novia Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and watch­keep­ing offi­cers and watch­keep­ing engi­neers at Axxell.

In addi­tion to the degree-​oriented edu­ca­tion, Aboa Mare also arranges week­end courses on which you can study to become a boat­mas­ter, skip­per in domes­tic traf­fic or engine atten­dant. In addi­tion to this, Aboa Mare arranges a vari­ety of con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion courses for pro­fes­sional sea­far­ers, boaters and other inter­ested parties.

Aboa Mare has ship sim­u­la­tors in Turku and Espoo. Cer­tain parts of the edu­ca­tion are car­ried out together with, Mer­it­urva, Wärt­silä and the Mar­itime Safety Cen­ter. In order to be able to offer a wide range of courses and sat­isfy the needs of the clients, Aboa Mare has cre­ated a large net­work of experts on diverse fields within sea­far­ing, able to teach a large vari­ety of courses and all STCW-​courses. In addi­tion to STCW-​courses Aboa Mare offers a large num­ber of continuing-​education courses, which update and add to your skills and preparedness.

Training Programs

Novia Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences Programs

  • Mas­ter Mariner - Mar­itime Man­age­ment (English)
  • Mas­ter Mariner (Swedish)
  • Marine Engi­neer (Swedish)

As a mas­ter mariner you can work as a highest-​ranking offi­cer on both Finnish and for­eign mer­chant ves­sels. The mar­itime field is full of oppor­tu­ni­ties on dif­fer­ent types of ves­sels and in all parts of the world. The indus­try offers an inter­est­ing work envi­ron­ment also after a career at sea.

Marine engi­neers work as the highest-​ranking engine offi­cers on both Finnish and for­eign ves­sels. The stud­ies also give pro­fi­ciency to work in var­i­ous inspec­tion, expert, plan­ning and man­age­ment posi­tions for the indus­try. In addi­tion to this, per­sons with engi­neer­ing train­ing work can work in a man­age­r­ial capac­ity for the Finnish Defence Forces.

Axxell Pro­grams

  • Watch­keep­ing Offi­cer (Swedish)
  • Watch­keep­ing Engi­neer (Swedish)

Radio-​Technical Programs

  • GOC (Gen­eral Operator´s Cer­tifi­cate), 10 days
  • GOC/​GMDSS refresh­ment, 1 day
  • ROC (Restricted Operator´s Cer­tifi­cate), 5 days
  • SRC (Short Range Cer­tifi­cate), 2 days

Cargo Man­age­ment Programs

  • BTTP-​Tanker Famil­iar­iza­tion, 2 days
  • CTTP-​Advanced Chem­i­cal Tanker Course, 5 days
  • OTTP-​Advanced Tanker Course, 4 days
  • IMDG, 5 days

Med­ical Aid Programs

  • Ele­men­tary First Aid (STCW A-​VI/​13), 2 days
  • Med­ical Care Person-​In-​Charge Course (STCW A-​VI/​42)
  • Med­ical First Aid Provider Course (STCW A-​VI/​41) your social media marketing partner